SWVA Today Article – Wythe welcomes hemp processing facility

Wythe County will be home to Virginia’s first commercial industrial hemp processing facility.

Appalachian Biomass Processing owners Susan and Chris Moore made the announcement Thursday morning along with Gov. Ralph Northam. The facility will share space on Queens Knob Road with ABF Freight.

Susan Moore, a nurse practitioner at Forest Family Care in Wytheville, said the center will be the first large-scale facility to separate hemp plants into bast fiber and hurd.